Russert staying put

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Meet the Press moderator Tim Russert reiterated today on C-SPAN 2 that he is not leaving to join CBS.

Russert, who has hosted the NBC show for a decade, said rumors that he was leaving--he was said to be in line for Dan Rather's chair--were just that.

"It was made up," he said. "I'm committed to Meet the Press. I never had conversations with CBS and don't plan to."